6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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1
Memphis
— 1 night
2
Franklin
— 1 night
3
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights

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Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Graceland, examine the collection at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis tour builder site.

Minneapolis to Memphis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, Memphis is a bit warmer than Minneapolis - with highs of 90°F and lows of 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Franklin.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Graceland
Graceland

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Franklin

Franklin ©
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, then take in the history at Carter House, then contemplate the long history of Carnton, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mantra Artisan Ales.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Franklin itinerary website.

Drive from Memphis to Franklin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Franklin

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House
Carnton ©
Carnton

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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Get outdoors at Cades Cove and Roaring Fork. Visit Walker Sisters' Cabin and Little Greenbrier School for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, sample the tasty concoctions at Yee-Haw Brewing Co., and learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge trip planner.

Getting from Franklin to Pigeon Forge by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Franklin to Pigeon Forge is 1 hour. August in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Hartford
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
River Rafting & Tubing
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

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